17th Annual WhiskyFest New York
New York Marriott Marquis, NYC. Seminars led by distillery managers and master blenders plus tastings of more than 300 whiskies. Sponsored by Whisky Advocate. WhiskyAdvocate.com
38th Annual SWE Conference
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA. Held by the Society of Wine Educators. 202-408-8777; SocietyofWineEducators.org.